University of Helsinki



Building on the expertise of researchers from the Department of Teacher Education, Department of Educational Sciences as well as from the other 10 faculties of the University of Helsinki, we conduct basic and applied interdisciplinary research in areas such as

  • playful learning and pedagogy, teacher education
  • games and game development
  • media, digital culture, mobile learning
  • creativity, co-design
  • motivation, wellbeing, life-long learning
  • early childhood education, primary education
  • after school clubs and other activities, museum education, family learning
  • new learning environments and learning materials
  • child development (cognitive, social, emotional)
  • visual methodologies, rapid prototyping, design research

Our research entails active collaboration with day-care centers, schools and other educational institutions as well as businesses in the game industry sector.